Yes, I know I left you wanting 5 days ago when I posted a bottle of Kraken Rum and 3 Allen and Ginter boxes. Yes, I have busted them. Yes I video'd my Gint-A-Cuffs box. Yes, I got drunk. We'll get to those soon. But first, it's contest time.
Once upon a time, I got tired of reading all of the card blogs out there and got insanely jealous. I decided to grace you with my opinion, and thus started My Cardboard Mistress.
Exactly one year ago, on July 20, 2010, I made my first post. Appropriately, I was showing off 2010 Allen and Ginter.
To celebrate one year, I'm giving stuff away. As with any contest, you are certainly most interested in knowing what the prize(s) are.
A small selection of cards fitting your PC. Yeah, boring, I know, but free cards...quitcherbitchin.
A complete set (1-100) of 2005 UD All-Star Classics
A complete set (1-200) of 2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History
How do you enter?
Well, not to bash other blogs, but you don't have to follow my blog and you don't have to pimp my contest on yours. You simply have to guess 6 names.
I recently (within the past year) picked up this random blister pack of random cards. Among the 25 cards in the pack, it guaranteed 6 stars from the list on the back:
Well, the pack held up its end of the bargain. Your job is to guess which 6 players from the list (reproduced below since the picture may be hard to read) came in my pack.
Cal Ripken Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Seems easy enough right? Well, since there are 90 possible names, and you get 6 guesses, it's like playing the lottery. The odds:
0 1 in 1.5
1 1 in 3.4
2 1 in 21.5
3 1 in 327
4 1 in 11,907
5 1 in 1,235,347
6 1 in 622,614,630
So, as you can see, getting more than 2 correct is going to be very tough.
You get one entry between now and Friday, July 22 11:59 PM ET. Just leave a comment with the six names you choose.
Prizes will be awarded as follows. If only one person gets more than everyone else (i.e. one person gets 3 and the rest only get 2) they sweep and get all prizes. If two people are above everyone, they will be randomized and will each draft a prize (prize 3 will be eliminated). If three or more people are in the highest category, then they will be randomized and the top 3 get to draft from the prizes.
If no one gets 2 right, I will start the contest over, because that's just pitiful.